Daniel Orlansky teaches a slow vinyasa flow which integrates strength and flexibility training (physical body), energy cultivation (causal body) and open awareness (subtle body). His practice also draws upon pranayama exercises, core integration, chi gung, and meditation. The aim is to melt tension and remove blocks in the mind/body, so we can become whole. Then we “flow,” and the life energy of prana flows through us, connecting us to heaven and earth, sun and moon, and all of nature; the heart begins to sing, and we find not only joy inside, but also our true and authentic self.
Daniel’s journey to teaching began his first year in college with his interest in human movement and the body mind connection. In more simple terms, as a terribly shy young man, he simply wanted to become free in his body. Explorations of dance therapy, tai chi, the Feldenkrais method, structural integration and bioenergetics led him eventually to a master’s degree in expressive art therapy/dance therapy from Lesley University, in Cambridge, MA.
In the mid 1980’s, Daniel found a passion for Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and later he began studying Kali Ray TriYoga, a beautiful and meditative vinyasa style which emphasizes flowing with the breath with ease and fluidity. Meridian Yoga evolved out of an integration of partner resistance stretching and oriental bodywork and is designed to systematically open the meridian energetic pathways in the body.
Daniel has been teaching for more than two decades; he is certified in Jnana Yoga, Kali Ray TriYoga and Kundalini Yoga and is the originator of Meridian Yoga. A graduate of the Boston Shiatsu School, Daniel teaches regularly at the Kripalu Center, the Omega Institute, and in Europe. He also directs yoga teacher trainings worldwide. He has co-directed two yoga DVD’s: Hands-On! Skillful Assists for Yoga Asana and Yoga and Vision Improvement.
Qigong: Eight Brocade • Daniel Orlansky • 30 min
A synthesis of gentle movements, deep breathing, and meditation techniques for overall health.
The Eight Brocade Qigong practice is 1000-year-old simple Qigong set beneficial for general overall health. The practice is rejuvenating and renewing and evokes states of internal stillness, centering, ...
Qigong: Flow Like Water • Daniel Orlansky • 30 min
Four Qigong practices for the water element. When the body flows like running water, it is always renewed, always fresh. This is true freedom.
Suggested props: Yoga mat
Qigong: Flow for Sun, Moon, and Sky • Daniel Orlansky • 22 min
Qigong translates as “life energy cultivation” and utilizes practices that enhance the flow of life force in body, mind and spirit. The rhythm of body and breath brings the mind to stillness, and the movement of energy is experienced as pure joy.
Suggested Props: yoga mat
Slow Flow: Circle of Fire Pranayama • Daniel Orlansky • 45 min
This practice includes a three-part Pranayama (breath work) sequence that improves the flow of energy in the lower chakras, improves digestive fire for better digestion and elimination, exercises mula and uddiyana bandhas, and brings light to ones being. It has benefits for the physical, energy, ...
Slow Flow: Yoga & Qi Gong • Daniel Orlansky • 80 min
Beginning with a breath meditation, this class melds Slow Flow yoga and Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese moving meditation, into a unified practice that balances the energies of heaven and earth, while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.
Slow Flow: Hip Opening • Daniel Orlansky • 80 min
A well-rounded 80-minute practice that includes a slow flow asana sequence focusing on hip openers; “Meditation for Rejuvenation” which is a Kundalini Yoga breath meditation; and “Stork Spreads its Feathers”, a Qigong exercise for balance.
Slow Flow: Awakening to the Flow • Daniel Orlansky • 25 min
A short grounding flow, focusing on kneeling hip openers, emphasizing a deep breath in combination with graceful movements.
Suggested Props: A blanket and 2 blocks
Slow Flow: Yoga and Qigong – Awakening to the Flow • Daniel Orlansky • 47 min
Connecting the breath to graceful and meditative movements, this class combines Qigong exercises with Vinyasa flow in a practice that balances the universal energies of heaven and earth.
Suggested Props: A yoga mat, blanket, two yoga blocks